49 County News.Net

Marion County Information With a Neighborly Appeal!

05/24/2014 – Local Man Charged in Knife Attack on Hamilton Officer

leave a comment »


HAMILTON – A Hamilton, Alabama man is in custody following a knife attack on an on-duty Hamilton Police officer Friday night.

Police Chief Ronnie Vickery stated, Officer Eric Zills was on patrol near the intersection of National Guard Road and Aggie Avenue around 9:00 pm when someone came towards his patrol car. Officer Zills got out of his patrol car and was jumped by 30 year old Terrence Edwards of Hamilton, Alabama.

Chief Vickery stated that it is unclear what the motivation for the attack was but that Officer Zills is expected to recover from his injuries. Also injured during the incident was a volunteer firefighter, Devon Hall, who witnessed the attack and stepped in to assist the officer.

Police said Officer Zills was stabbed in the back of the head and upper left arm during the incident and underwent surgery Saturday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. During the incident Hall suffered cuts but was treated and released from North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.

Numerous agencies responded to assist the Hamilton Police Department in locating suspect, Terrence Edwards, after the incident. Edwards was located about an hour later off of Riverside Drive and taken into custody after being found hiding behind a relative’s residence.

Edwards has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and is currently being held in the Marion County Jail on bonds totaling $120,000.

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

© Copyright 2006 – 2014: http://www.49countynews.net All rights reserved. Any reprint or copy of this article must include the aforementioned Copyright in it’s entirety. Contact: jmays@49countynews.net
49 County News
fax 205-921-2573


Written by 49 County News.Net

May 24, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: